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    Angry My Shock mount is wearing out......

    OK, So, this morning I was going over it and prepping for a ride with member Prime in the Pine Barrens tomorrow. Hosed off bike yesterday, and was lubing my chain, and noticed that the lower shock mount hole on the swingarm where the pin is, is wearing out. That explains the clunking noise when going through long Whoop sections. Now what? WTF? So maybe this bike isn't holding up to my riding? Shit, hardly any miles on this freakin thing. Yeah, I'm a little pissed off. I have yet to really ride the way I do yet, and already seeing signs of stress. Maybe I really should be on a WR, or DRZ the way I ride. I didn't take it apart yet, because I'm riding tomorrow. So, looks like Friday, I have some wrenchin to do. It is clearly the hole worn in the swingarm, not the pin. You can see this in the video.

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    I was ticked off to discover my steering head bearing were suffering from “severely reduced flight potential” after just 5k – guess thats the price we pay for a bike with such limited travel on the suspension

    I know you know how to fix it – maybe time to work an “improvement” in there …………
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    YeaH, I'm already thinking of how I can get bearings mounted in there, and a totally sealed system. Guess I'm not sleeping the next few nights. But, I'm also thinking about a WR250 already.....
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    Ya might have 't loose some weight there, Bob! icon_twisted.gif icon_lol.gif
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    Both my TWs have slop there. First noticed it on the 06. Checked the 09 and its the same
    Figured it was typical jap bike fit and finish
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    Just bore out the swingarm and make some brass bushings for each side.

    Simple.
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    Or...

    Bore it out, weld it up with hardface rod and re bore for pin.

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    This had no slop in it. I had the shock out, and wanted to replace the pin with a hardend bolt, but couldn't find one with the right length coller. Plus, I lift the back up to shift it around in the shed, never had slop until after my last ride.


    BTW, lost 56lbs and down 4 pant sizes since I bought the bike last Aug. Really could do without the fat jokes when I'm already pissed off.
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    Congrats on the weight loss Bob, wish I could get with the program...did you quit smoking too?
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